Final Fantasy Wiki
Final Fantasy Wiki

Attacks with Flare Up, and with Exploder when it dies. Kill it in one shot by using Aqua Rake and Ice 2.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Balloon is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. They appear as both random encounters and spawned by Flame Eater to assist it during the battle.



Balloon appears in the burning mansion in Thamasa, often in groups of three or more. Strago's Aqua Breath will hit the Balloon's weakness to Water-elemental attacks, and likely kills even a group of six Balloons in one casting. Otherwise, Blizzara spells also work well.


Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
158 Balloon x3 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
159 Balloon x6 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 2
411 Balloon x4 N N Y N Sides, individual Battle 1
449 Flame Eater, Balloon x4, Grenade Y N N N Fade-in type 3 The Decisive Battle 4
Hide start messages. Will not appear on the Veldt.

AI script[]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
3rd Turn: Self-Destruct (33%) or Nothing (66%)

If attacked by anything Fire-elemental:

Self-Destruct (33%) or Flare Up (33%)

Other appearances[]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

Baknamy FFTA2.pngThis section about an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy is empty or needs to be expanded. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.


A balloon is a flexible bag that can be inflated with a fluid, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, air or water.

Related enemies[]